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Hi you all,

Wow, I'm not sure wether I came to the right place, but let me continue trying for a while. I'm trying to build my own website, thought that it would be challenging but somehow do-able with concrete 5. I don't know php nor html. Just choose a template and started putting in the first content on the home page.
Now I want to create a few more pages, highlighting the different products that my small company offers (Organisational development) and I get stuck.
How do I create the pages and which sidebar-block do I chosse so that these pages appear on every page?
Alette
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devonk replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi again,
I think what I actually want is two different auto-nav's: one on top, in the header (home - about - search etc).
The other one in a sidebar with different pages for the products of my one-headed company.
I continue searching, but haven't found the information yet..
Alette
devonk replied on at Permalink Reply
My God, I don't understand why this can be so difficult! All I want is two different menu's. One on top and one to the left side bar, linking to different pages. It's taking me the whole day and I still can't do it! Anybody out there that can help?
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
tallacman
devonk,

For the menus: Add a block to the page and choose "Auto Nav". You'll have a list of options. Try different settings to see what teach does. The default is to show you all the pages in the top level of your site.

steve
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
tallacman
devonk,

What you are trying to do is really easy once you get the hang of it.
If you want a page under your home page start on the home page. (Once you are logged in) click on the button on top of the page to "Add a Page". Name the page whatever you want. Pick a page type(e.g. left sidebar).
You will now be on your new page. Add some stuff.
When you exit edit mode you will see the menu on the top of the page has two pages now, home and your new page (plus whatever else is in there to begin with).

steve
LucasAnderson replied on at Permalink Reply
LucasAnderson
Start with the basics. Here's how to add a page:

http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/general-topics/add-a-page/...

Here's how to manipulate pages with your Dashboard > Sitemap:

http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/general-topics/site-tree/...

Here's how to add an Autonav:

http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/general-topics/add_an_auto-n...

Now, after you've read and understand those guides, you'll want to go to your Dashboard > Sitemap and start creating your pages.

For two different menus, you'll probably want to put your "Main Level" (everything under Home) on top of your site. When adding an auto-nav, select "Display Pages - At the top level"

For the side navigation, you'll want to create pages "under" a second level page, so your sitemap will look something like this:

Home
- About
- Services
-- Service 1
-- Service 2
-- Service 3
- Contact

Then, add an auto-nav to your sidebar, and where it says Display Pages, selet "Below a certain page" then select your "Services" page. This will show only links below the Services page.

Make sense?
devonk replied on at Permalink Reply
Ha! Got some answers, thanks a lot. Unfortunately time's up for today, I'll try your answers tommorow! Thanks! Alette
devonk replied on at Permalink Reply
Just want to add, in case somebody stumbles upon this page:
after having created the new pages, under one particular page, here's what you do:

Set your auto-nav to display pages "Beneath a particular page" and select the folder from your sitemap that has the pages below it.

Now, you're going to want to add that auto-nav block to the Scrapbook.

Then, follow the instructions to setup Page Defaults:

March 30, 2010 at 8:57 AM 4 users found helpful
I just discovered a handy little trick. I needed to add a block to a number of pages within a site. Editing each page individually seemed like a long-winded way to do it so I tried this out and it worked a treat:

1. Create the block in a scrapbook - I did this as I was using a custom template.
2. Edit the defaults for the page type in use (Pages and Themes->Page Types->Defaults).
3. Paste the block in from the scrapbook.
4. Use "Setup on Child Pages" for the block, selecting only the pages which I wanted to add the block to.
5. Delete the block from the page defaults and exit edit mode.

Hope this comes in handy for somebody else.